The food giant is bent on cultivating a green and responsible image, but its actual actions do not match its communication.

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  • N° 3 of dairy products globallu
  • N° 10 in the food industry globally
  • N° 4 for bottled water globally

Profits and dividends (million €)

Wages and turnover (2021, million €)

Greenhouse gas emissions

CEO pay

3,3 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

82 (2021)


31 % of employees 43 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses declared

1,5 -1.8 million € (Paris, Brussels and Washington, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

23 % (2019)


97 737 globally (2021)
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  • Headquarters 15, rue du Helder, Paris
  • Leadership Antoine de Saint-Affrique (CEO), Gilles Schnepp (chairman of the board)
  • Shareholders BlackRock (5.7%), Artisan Partners (5.9%), MFS (5.5%), Amundi (4.1%), First Eagle (3%), Caisse des dépôts et consignations (1.6%)
  • Board members Gilles Schnepp (chairman of the board), Antoine de Saint-Affrique (CEO), Guido Barilla (Barilla Group), Frédéric Boutebba (workers représentative), Cécile Cabanis (Tikehau Capital), Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet (administrator of companies), Clara Gaymard (Raise, formerly GE, administrator of companies), Michel Landel (ex Sodexo), Patrice Louvet (Ralph Lauren), Gaëlle Ollivier (Société générale), Géraldine Picaud (Holcim), Franck Riboud (honorary chairman, former CEO), Susan Roberts (Professor, nutrition), Isabelle Seillier (JP Morgan), Jean-Michel Severino (administrator of companies), Bettina Theissig (workers representative), Serpil Tumeray (Vodafone), Lionel Zinsou-Derlin (Southbridge, administrator of companies)
  • Brands Danone, Evian, Volvic, Badoit, Bonafont, Aqua, Activia, Actimel, Danette, Taillefine, Oikos, Les 2 Vaches, Blédina, Gallia, Nutricia, La Salvetat
  • Former names and companies absorbed Whitewave, Dannon
  • Main countries France, United States, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, Brazil, India, China, Spain

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